Sunday, July 02, 2006

Forgent Networks: shocked and disappointed over claim construction ruling

Forgentâ„¢ Networks (NASDAQ: FORG) along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Compression Labs, Inc. ("CLI"), announced on June 30, 2006 its response to the recent claims construction ruling relating to U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672 (the '672 Patent).

"We are shocked and disappointed at the outcome of the claims construction ruling," said Richard Snyder, chairman and CEO of Forgent. "We find it difficult to reconcile the outcome of the ruling with our continued belief in the patent and our case. We are currently weighing our options and will decide our course of action in the near future."

The District Court had confirmed a Markman hearing on claim construction for March 9, 2006, in CLI's patent infringement case involving United States Patent No. 4,698,672 (the '672 Patent) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California [ND Ca].


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